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and this is world business today. as radiation fears spread in japan, residents are warned to stay away from the nuclear power plant while shares in tokyo electric power sink. >>> investors kept their cash close to home. now as the region reels from protests, where will the money go next? >>> and japan airlines emerges from bankruptcy administration. we'll tell you the price it's paid. >> for now let's take you straight over to the stock market action here in europe. and we're 62 minutes into the trading day. here's how it looks right now. we are seeing modest gains right across the board. between about .25% to .6%. the dax was hit initially by the chance angela merkel has suffered a defeat. move on to the currency markets because that's affecting the euro, as well. and here we are. we're looking at 1.4074, 1.5983, just a shade under 160 for the cable. a bit of a weakness. and the japanese yen at 80.66. pauline? >>> well, charles, the markets here in asia finished mostly lower this session. the shanghai composite was the only to post gains boosted by financial stocks. uranium producers and m
in japan. could it happen here? should we be looking into earthquake insurance? >>> and many teens and parents are concerned about how to pay for college. stew works for you -- abc2 works for you with tips on navigating that all important financial aid process. >>> in baltimore county, the study is crime is down. numbers put an exclamation point on a five-year downward trend. brian kuebler reports. >> reporter: the numbers are down. since 2005 the number of homicides in baltimore county dropped 50%. a trend only punctuated by the five-year low of 20 homicides reported in 2010. numbers the county executive calls remarkable. >> in the past year police officers in every precinct of this county fought to keep us safe with every tool at their disposal. >> reporter: it's those tools that were boasted about today, in addition to old fashioned police work the police department credits its gang enforcement unit, unit domestic violence coordinators. and other crimes that can lead to murder. >> we live and work in a community where government and the community works together. community ass
will welcome back. when -- welcome back. when disaster struck two weeks ago in japan, lives were changed forever. business and homes destroyed. many were asked to stay away. for one local athlete, the urge to return to his home country is now stronger than ever. lindsey murphy has the story. >> tennis is important to ichiro yokowma. nothing compares to the pride he has for his home country. on march 11 devastation hit the northeast coast of japan first an esche earthquake followed by a tsunami. the numbers continue to grow. >> people aren't really panicking. they really are appreciating all the help they're getting from other countries. hopefully wet wey get the nuclear thing fixed up so we can start rebuilding. >> it's start of that rebuilding process as a star of the wooten high school tennis team, he's helping to build awareness and raise money for relief efforts. the entire student body is as they launch two-week campaign known as stand up for japan. >> just knowing i'm part of a whole team trying to raise money for such a horrible disaster means a
's largest private employ ear. >>> we have felt the earth move but with what's happening in japan should be be looking into buying quake insurance? our don't waste your money plan figures it out for you. >> and starting tomorrow and continuing through july taxi cabs will charge an extra dollar fuel sur charge for riders with in the district. >> you can play on the man made court in the festival or follow the rolling meat ball, the millersville. . >>> as we keep watching japan the nuclear regulation commission said we don't expect to see radiation at farmful levels reaching baltimore. the epa has interesting websites set up and it monitoring the food and water. we have an air monitor system here, there is one in dc and one up in dover delaware and the monitors that were checked today detected levels far below any levels for concern. i want to chase everybody to the website, it's interesting, it's epa.governor/japan 2011. we have it waiting for you on the website. >> you know a power company in charge of japan's nuclear reactor said they made a mistake when they measured radiation level
tomorrow on fox 5 morning news. >>> now to a developing story. japan on alert. a tsunami warning in effect right now after another strong earthquake hit. a 6.5. it is monday morning there. the quake hit just hours ago. officials are saying an 18-inch high tsunami could be generated by the trembler. there are no of damage or injuries. the epicenter was just off japan's northeast shore off the same spot where the devastating 9.0 earthquake was centeredded. high levels of radioactive residue off the coast of japan. it's the latest in what has been a long and frightening battle with the badly damaged nuclear reactor. natalie has the latest right now from japan. >> reporter: families are returning to pick up the pieces. >> my husband found them in a drawer in the wreckage of our home. >> reporter: through all the sentimental tokens found, many more meaningful ones have been lost. >> keep saying -- we also had a pet a-dog everyone loved t became a victim of the tsunami. we couldn't save it. >> reporter: until now, japan's citizens have calmly coped with the double disaster almost reverent to the
anniversary where workers gathered outside of the three mile island plant. those offered prayers to japan. mary, back to you. >>> thank you, the final death toll is expected to reach 18,000 with hundreds of thousands still homeless. >>> the united states government confirms small amounts of radiation have made its way to america. derek valcourt has more on what is being done about it. >> reporter: radiation levels found in the u.s. are minuscule. so small that the state and government are urging people not to worry about it. it's a long trip from the site of the disaster to hear in the united states. some radiation has made it. sunday, federal officials announce a radioactive form of iodine that's been detected in rain water in pennsylvania and further north in massachusetts. the epa says that those radiation levels are about 25 times below the level that would be of concern for the most vulnerable infants and pregnant women. >> it's much less still than a regular plane flight. if you get an x-ray, that's highier radiation. >> reporter: the state health officials say that the routine amou
, fox45 morning news. 3 this morning for some areaa of - japan, aftee a 6.5-magnitude quake struck the region... there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. meanwhile.. nuclear debris from japan is being carried to some states in the u-s by the weather... so it's no surrrise officials in maryland have found traces of it.. roz plater shows us the precautions being taken to mmke sure your food and water are safe. 3 a u-s navy barge is delivering fresh water to help cool the power plant. the more than 800-thousand liters of water are being taken to a water will then be taken to the plant by the apanese military. some city orkers are off the transportation workers are - suspended... without pay... after an investtgation revealed illegal gambling and drinking on the job. job.investigators got a tip friday afternoon saying the workers have gambling parties when they get their paychecks. when police showed up ... they found what appeared to be workers gambling and drinking champagne. 6-thousand dollars ... in what they believe was gambling money... alon
material in the air, which is actually coming from japan. >> this doctor says that small amounts pose no risk to human health. he says they also tested drinking water, milk and rainwater. the rain water test did find radioactive iodine. >> we found very, very small amounts in the rain water sample, but not any radioactive material in the drinking water or milk. >> officials say even though japan is thousands of miles away from baltimore, it is not surprising that the city is impacted. >> steam that is produced in japan goes up into the clouds, becomes part of the cloud mix that comes across the pacific and is part of all of the water that is part of the hydro geologic cycle across the planet. >> he says this has all happened before. but this is very similar to what happened when there were above- ground nuclear tests in the 1950's and 1960's. it is also similar to what we saw with the chernobyl accident and with the above-ground nuclear testing by korea. >> officials say you do not need to run out and buy special pills. you do not need special test kits. you can drink the water.
.s. role in libya. today's speech to the nation comes as libyan rebels go on the offensive. >>> japan rattled by another earthquake as the credibility gap widens in confusing statements about that criminalled nuclear plant. >>> and back here at h final four final four bound. virginia commonwealth gets ready for another wild week after another march madness stunner. >>> good morning. we begin with libya where rebel forces are advancing on the capital tripoli this morning. >> and there's an unconfirmed report they've already taken moammar gadhafi's hometown which is a government stronghold, the rebels are benefitting from they air strikes by the international coalition. >> and tonight, president obama tells the american people why the u.s. thread effort. abc's emily schmidt joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: peggy and rob good morning to you. this is now day ten of the no-fly zone over libya. president obama plans to address the nation tonight about libya. he's expected to say the u.s. acted quickly to void catastrophe. libyan rebels say the actions a. rebels advance more th
in libya, as rebel forces continue gaining ground. >>> radiation risk. levels at japan's crippled nuclear power plant reach record highs. and traces of radiation show up in massachusetts' rain water. >>> and if the slipper fits. virginia commonwealth university makes a stunning cinderella run virginia commonwealth university makes a stunning cinderella run to the final four. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, good to see you on this monday. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. we begin in libya this morning, under an umbrella of international air strikes, rebel forces are moving west this morning towards the capital of tripoli. allied air raids targeted moammar gadhafi's hometown sirte. there are unconfirmed reports that the city has fallen into rebel hands. earlier, rebel forces resigned control of two key oil ports, ras lanuf and brega. nato is assuming command of all aerial operations in libya from the u.s. and tonight president obama will address the nation to discuss the u.s. mission in libya. joel brown is in washington with more. joel, good morning to you. >> t
plants. now a look at her remarks. this is about 35 minutes. the earth shook in japan. 9.0 on the richter scale and the worst earthquake to hit japan in its recorded modern history. its epicenter was about 100 kilometers earth of the city of sen day and about -- sedona and about -- sendai and north of toke tokyo. a 10 meter high tsunami wave hit the east coast of the japanese main island of hunchu and created terrible devastation. the evening of the same day the news came that in one of the reactors of the nuclear facility in fukushima one the cooling system had failed and that in the facility a fire had broken out. the japanese government declared a nuclear state of emergency. during the following days and nights many aftershocks shook the country and it continues to this day. earthquakes and tsunamis have devastated large swaths of land of japan's northeast region and entire townships were obliterated. the number of victims is increasing. day by day. and we don't know actually how many they are. too many people are still mi
radioactive water inside japan's crippled nuclear plant could indicate a partial meltdown of one of the reactors. and a third of a million cars lost from production, japan's car industry reopens a handful of plants. it's midday here in london and 2:00 p.m. across libya, where the rebels march west in developing a new momentum, thanks to the allied air strikes. they've been able to advance into colonel gaddafi's heartland without meeting much resistance. let's go to ben brown in eastern libya. >> you join us here right by the coastal highway that leads to sirte. now, we're just outside ras lanuf which has a huge oil refinery, which is firm until rebel hands. they captured it yesterday. then they moved to a town of bin jawad, which they also captured. today they're claiming they captured sirte, the hometown of colonel gaddafi. that is being disputed by news agency reporters on the ground in sirte. the rebels, though, have claimed that they've taken it, and when they announced that news back at the rebel stronghold of benghazi last night, where we were, that was met with wild celebr
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in libya. ktvu will cover it live. . >>> in japan a tsunami warning that had been issue the following a 6.1 after shock has been canceled. today japanese officials say radiation from that damaged nuclear plant is spreading to sea water and soil faster than originally thought. workers are racing to pump out the radio active water inside the plant. the water must be removed before work can continue to power up that plant's cooling system. >>> san francisco will join more than 150 other u.s. cities tonight holding vigils for the people of japan. it begins at 7:00 tonight right across from city hall. the vigil is to show solidarity with the people of japan and call for the end of nuclear power. today is the 32nd an verse i have -- anniversary of the three mile accident. >>> a fundraiser in napa raised $20,000 for the victim in japan. 200 people attended last nights event. that included performances and a silent auction. napa and japan have been center cities since the early 70s. >>> san diego police are trying to find out why a sailboat capsized killing two men. it happened yesterday afternoo
'm monita rajpal. >> and i'm zain verjee. ahead a fresh earthquake shakes japan's nuclear plant as work goes on to cool down an overheating reactor. >> change could be on its way in syria after days of deadly protests. the government is expected to lift the state of emergency. >> miami's big three celebrate after a big night. the details in our sports update. >>> first, rebel fighters are advancing on gadhafi's hometown sirte and libyan state tv says it was bombed overnight and suggests government forces are keeping the rebels at a distance from the city for now. that despite an early report in which a source claimed anti-government fighters took sirte. rebels appear to capture key towns from loyalists. ras lanuf and elal brega seems be in their hands. here is the scene last night in the capital tripoli. our correspondent there says he heard six explosions followed by bursts of anti-aircraft fire. >> international forces continue to strike libyan targets over the weekend and nato says it is taking over full control of allied operations. it's now going to oversee the no-fly zone, an arms emba
the nuclear disaster in japan. airborne radio active materials were first detected on the west coast, now an even more dilute amount has been found in maryland. the state said they will pay special attention to food, water, milk and the air. maryland secretary of health said the trace amounts were routinely picked up by air monitoring sensors and adds it is not enough to pose a health risk. virginia officials say there are no levels of radiation in the commonwealth. >>> and in japan, contamination in the ocean has spread farther than previously thought. crews have resumed efforts to pump out contaminated water. both japan and china are monitoring food and water for possible radiation. fox's dominique denatalie has the latest from japan. >> reporter: families are returning to pick up the pieces. >> we came to look for my ring. my husband found them in a drawer in a wreckage of our home. >> reporter: but for all of the sentimental tokens found, many more meaningful ones have been lost. >> we also had a pet, a dog that everyone loved, but it became a victim of the tsunami. we couldn't save i
on wjz. >>> the red cross and the ravens are teaming up to help the earthquake victims in japan. the story coming up here on wjz. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it's 5:29 with clear skies and 47 degrees. good evening thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. a house fire in baltimore county destroys a home and kills dozens of animals inside. jessica cartalia reports the homeowner was on a mission to save the animals from being euthanized. >> reporter: sky high chopper 13 was over this home in baltimore county's east view community as firefighters attacked the flames from the ground. >> there were many animals inside and a lot of them are deceased. so we have animal control on the way down. >> reporter: firefighters try and save dozens of dogs and cats carrying kennels out of the home basement. wjz has learned that 13 cats and nine dogs died in this fire, four other dogs are now with foster families. the homeowner who tells us she was at her son's lacrosse game when the fire started runs a one site called maryland anima
>>> another earthquake rocked japan. tsunami alert issued. adding to court. trying toccused of teenager into an on-line game. address to the nation, depressant talks to the country about the situation in libya. why it will cost you more to a taxi in d.c. tomorrow. abc 7 news at 11:00 starts now. captioned by the national captioning institute >>> we begin with breaking news. a domino's pizza delivery man s killed tonight. happened in seat pleasant, maryland. police were called to reports a road.s lying in the he was pronounced dead at the hospital. we have a crew on the scene and bring you more details as they become available. >>> we are following jib held in developing news in japan. another earthquake struck japan today. a tsunami warning has been issued but has been cancelled. >> it is an area already distressed. more than 10,000 deaths and more missing. another earthquake has shaken the region. while no one can prepare for hundredsture's wrath, taken to thee protest of pepco's handling the situation. the operators of the nuclear plant issued their seco
>>> a lot of news happening overnight in libya, japan, and right here at home. i'm kiran chetry. we want to get you up to date. in japan, new concerns a at one of the nuclear reactors and word that radiation is spilling into the ocean. >> and it's moving in the air here in the united states, another state detecting radiation from fukushima. this one is on the east coast. we'll tell you how high the radiation levels are and how it could have possibly been spread here. >>> in libya, the no-fly zone in place. rebels make steady progress toward tripoli. here at home, president obama plans to make his case why libya matters to us. "american morning" begins right now. >>> so we do have that lot going on, but the head scratcher is the final four. you've got two unlikely schools, vcu and butler. >> we've had some upsets. although somebody pointed out the other day, you can't keep calling butler an upset when it keeps doing it. >> that's right. >>> let's stick with the top stories on japan. a lot of people wondering what's going on with the radiation disaster in japan. and another tsunami sc
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concerns in japan as the nuclear crisis takes a turn for the worst. >> most of us dodged the snow this weekend. the forecast as we continue. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a check on the forecast. i do not like geit. >> this setup and pattern will stick around for another seven to 10 days. we may see some snow. if you misted over the weekend, you have another chance. -- if you missed it over the weekend, you have another chance. this morning, it will stay dry. but it is cold. temperatures are in the 20's. at least the wind is calm. mix of sunshine and clouds said. high temperature in the upper 40's. we should be in the upper 50's. we will check the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. first we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. we're starting off at an accident on southbound 95 at 100. it is off to t
in japan at the nuclear power plant may be getting worse. officials say highly radioactive iodine is seeping from the facility and contaminated the water is being found farther from the plant now. the crews are pumping out hundreds of tons of radioactive water. the plant's operators are apologizing for overstating radiation levels inside the reactors. >>> 32 years ago today the u.s. suffered its worst nuclear crisis. that was at three mile island nuclear plant in pennsylvania. >> the disaster in japan has renewed fears about whether a nuclear crisis could happen again here. karen has a closer look on what that means for the future of nuclear energy in america. >> the partial meltdown of three mile island had a crippling effect in the u.s. nuclear power program. since then, no new plants have been ordered in the united states. last year president obama announced that would change. his administration has put in $8 billion in federal loan guarantees for america's first new power plants in 30 years. the wake of the disaster in japan, president obama and the clear experts have expresse
to show you this morning of the des dating tsunami that -- devastating tsunami that hit japan earlier this month. it went from looking like a town to an ocean in a matter of minutes. officials say that the death toll right now from the earthquake and tsunami has topped 10,000. more than 17,000 are still listed as missing. >>> disaster is hitting close to home. the state department of public help says the radiation has been detected in massachusetts rainwater. it likely came from the power plant event in japan. however, -- however, the levels are still very low. >> we want to make clear that there is no health impact. none of the cities and townsrely on drain water as primary source of water. that's why we are comfortable saying the drinking water supplies throughout the state are safe. >> officials took air samples in the same area the tainted rainwater was found and said no detectable radiation was found. additional testing of drinking water will take place over the next few days. >>> and as we keep watching what's going on and happening in japan, the nuclear regulatory commission sa
about the safety of nuclear power in the u.k. in light of recent events in japan. the labor leader asks the prime minister for an update in libya and whether arab leaders are still in support of coalition operations there. . . >> will [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] >> we will look at this in terms of foreign policy and military equipment as well. i would say that the strategic security review, the whole pred indication of -- predication of it was that we should be able to go anywhere in the world with special focus on things like transport. if there are further lessons to learn, we should learn them. >> as we look at japan and watch their horror unfold it is not just earthquakes and tsunami that can threaten a nuclear reactor. does the prime minister agree that what happened here will have consequences for the nuclear power in the u.k.? >> we want to join the gentle lady in sending our condolences to japan. we must learn everything we can learn, and that's why we are looking at this issue. the stations we have in britain are a dif
strong earth wake shakes japan setting off a tsunami warning with, partial meltdown at a reactor. showdown on capitol hill, lawmakers back in washington trying to strike a budget deal as the clock clicks down for the government again. yes, we are all here again, it's all new, "happening now." a busy way to start the week, everybody, we are so glad you are with us, i'm jenna lee. gregg: i'm greg jarrett in for jon scott. the rebels making huge gains closing in on qaddhafi's ohm town. this as international air strikes are flying for the first time. jenna: qaddhafi forces pulling back by getting bombarded by coalition air strikes. so many information coming out of that part of the world. gregg: the opposition recovering all of the ground they initially lost including control of key oil refineries. jenna: very important to watch. why the libyan leader hasn't made any appearance today, libyan television has pictures that it claims shows qaddhafi riding in a car surrounded by supporters. gregg: rick lea leventhal is ins lanuf live. how quick leer the rebels moving in the east. >> repor
. >>> japan's nuclear crisis -- new fears here at home. we have a water advisory in effect. we'll tell you where and topper has your forecast. >> bright and brisk today. almost like late february. let me show you the numbers. 47 and 31 goes in the books. averages are 61 and 41. we'll come back and talk about another very cold night and not one, not two, but three storms coming our way. >>> and wait until you find out what washed ashore out of virginia beach. >>> a dead whale washed ashore yesterday in san bridge, virginia. according to the virginia aquarium, it is a say whale at 40 feet long and aquarium workers plan to perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death. only two to four whales are stranded each year. >>> it's time for our evening rush check. monica is here with your time saver traffic. monica. >> we have an accident on the outer loop of the beltway. i'm going to take you over to a map. if you are traveling southbound, it's been there for a while. four cars involved. we'll take you to a live look and show you what it looks like crossing the american legion bridge on the
tonight about the nuclear power plant in japan. what a report says about the company that operating that plant and the companies assessment of a possible disaster. the 10:00 news continues in 90 seconds. >>> an elderly man is recovering from his injuries after his newspaper exploded. vacaville police say someone planted a bomb in the man's paper. debra villalon talked with worried neighbors who were forced to evacuate. >> reporter: news chopper 2 was overhead as investigators swarmed vacaville looking for more explosives like the one that injured a resident this morning. >> blew off some of his fingers and hit his leg. he looked conscious but he was hurt. >> reporter: neighbors thought the boom they heard was a gunshot. as they evacuated, rumors flew that it was a pipe bomb or an acid bomb inside a soda bottle. none of that confirmed by authorities. >> we are not sure what it was at this point. >> how was it disguised? >> it was wrapped in a newspaper. >>> federal atf agents used x- ray, other front yards were searched. and an automated warning message went to other residents warni
the nuclear crisis in japan is worse than first thought. >> radioactivity sea water from the fukushima nuclear power plant traveled farther than expected. they're also faced with storing the water that became contaminated while they were using it to keep the radioactive material cool. the water has to be removed before crews can continue working to cool the power plant. scientists in massachusetts say they have found radiation in the rainwater from japan's nuclear plant, but they say it poses no health threat there. county police are investigating a murder that happened while you slept. shots rang out after 3:00 this morning on central avenue near richie road. that's where police found the unidentified man suffering from a gunshot wound. at this point police are looking for a suspect and a motive. >>> standardized test scores at the district's noyes school, sored under michelle rhee. >> usa today report is raising questions about the validity of those results. our reporter joins us from the school in northeast. lindsay has more this morning. >> reporter: good morning, mike. usa today investiga
secretion in japan. they have found contaminated water leaking from the took a shame that nuclear complex. -- from the fukushima nuclear complex. it is 1000 times above the normal level. contamination is now linked to damaged fuel rods that may be partially melting down. >>> tonight we learned the effects of the nuclear disaster in japan have had in effect on us in the d.c. area. >> have begun to test for radiation in the air and water. caroline lyders has more. >> it has made its way from the fukushima dai-ichi plant to maryland where samples of air water and rain downed radioactive iodine. >> we've detected a very, very small amount of radioactive material in the air. >> over the weekend, the maryland department of the environment called for samples of water from prince george's and montgomery county. >> saturday afternoon they notified us and came out to get the samples from the potomac. >> both showed no detectable radioactive iodine. maryland health officials say the levels found in the air and rain water were far less than a single chest x-ray and no threat to the public. >> it is m
new warnings on the nuclear crisis in japan. welcome to "america live" on a monday. i'm megyn kelly. workers are finding new pools of radioactive water leaking from japan's crippled nuke plant at this hour. material from one of the six reactors is spreading further into the ocean. the new concerns started less than 24 hours ago when japanese officials reported a spike in radiation levels 100,000 times above normal inside reactor two. a cabinet official confirming that a partial meltdown at that plant is to blame for the spike. the plant's operator is reporting extremely high radiation levels in water tunnels outside the reactor. so high that top u.s. environmental officials report that a single dose is enough to cause hemorrhaging. more from osaka, japan. >> reporter: yes, megyn. it is looking serious now in terms of the quantity of radiation emanating from the nuclear plant. it appears that we have significant problems at reactor 2 and reactor 3. hearing there are pools of water in a trench that drains off from the reactor towards the sea. it's about 90 feet from the sea, we believ
warning signs, rumble strips and clearer lane markings. >>> experts in japan say high radiation detected outside the fukushima nuclear power plant is probably due to a partial meltdown of fuel rods. today, the company that owns the plant says plutonium has been detected in the soil near the reactors. hundreds of tons of contaminated water has been found in a number of places in the complex including the basements of several buildings. that needs to be removed before workers can restore electricity to the plant's cooling system. some experts say the situation is more serious than previously thought. traces of radioactive iodine have turned up in rainwater as far away as massachusetts. >>> vacaville police are warning residents to be aware of suspicious packages. this as the investigation into a bomb found in a newspaper continues. now, you're looking at the hole left in the ground left on cashel court by a bomb that blew up yesterday morning. the paper was heavy and the neighbor said it blew up. the area was evacuated. nothing was found. residents are worried. >> why are you nervous becau
in their battle with moammar gadhafi's forces. >>> worse than expected. more troubling developments in japan's nuclear crisis. >>> and snake on the loose. a cobra goes missing from a >>> and snake on the loose. a cobra goes missing from a famous new york cityoo. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with gaining momentum. libyan rebels continue to push back forces loyal to moammar gadhafi. this morning an opposition spokesman claimed that rebels captured sirte. if that is true, it would be a significant victory for the movement. those developments come as nato has agreed to take over command and control of the entire libya operation including ground attacks. >>> president obama will speak to the nation tonight to explain what role the u.s. will play in the mission in libya now that nato has stepped in. the president is also expected to address concerns by both parties. tracie potts joins us live from washington with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. the president has a lot of questions to answer when he addresse
new discoveries at japan's crippled nuclear power plant. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> in libya, rebels share renewed momentum against moammar gadhafi's forces, but here in washington president obama is facing lots of criticism for the u.s. mission in libya. two and a half hours from now he'll try to ease concerns about the operation's goals, its costs and the end game. his remarks coming a little over a week from the first coalition air strikes and critical time for opposition fighters on the ground. gadhafi's troops wiped out some of the gains but in recent days coalition air strikes have helped rebels seize some of the northern stays. now to reza sayah with more on benghazi. what's the latest information, ressa, that you are getting. >> reporter: these forces had an impressive three days capturing five towns from the gadhafi forces. today they finally met some resistance, the first in about 72 hours. that resistance coming in the city of sirte, gadhafi's birthplace, his hometown. when you talk to opposition officials here they anticipated a fights there an
at the same time. [ male announcer ] in the network, >>> a growing nuclear disaster, radiation from japan arrives in maryland. >> why health officials say you shouldn't worry. good evening, thanks for joining us, new developments in the disaster in japan, another 6.5 quack shook the country. at the crippled reactioner radiation levels are 100,000 times higher than normal. it's too dangerous for workers to get in the reactor, the government confirms radiation has reached the east coast. derrick val court plains what's being done. miniscule amounts of radiation. state and federal officials are urging people not to worry about it. >> it's a long trip from the disaster in japan to here, but some radiation has made it. officials have announced i'd dine 131 has been detected in rain water in pennsylvania and massachusetts. >> the rainwater radiation levels are 25 times below the level that would be of concern. >> it's less still than a plane flight, particularly if you go to the clinic and have an x- ray, that's higher radiation. >> tests of of rain water if maryland have detected no radiation
killed since demonstrations began just nine days ago. >>> in japan, highly radioactive water is now leaking into a tunnel underneath the fukushima nuclear complex. officials say it is 100,000 times more radioactive than normal. technicians want to pump the water out so the work can resume. all of the storage tanks are full. some of the radioactive water is seeping into the pacific ocean. doctors and nurses carrying for patients in the wreckage of niigata hospital are dealing with guilt. they fled the roof when the tsunami engulfed every floor. this wasn't time to move patients. 12 drowned in their beds. now the doctors and nurses are working around the clock. >> it is a natural disaster. they want to save everyone, but in this situation, they can't. >> kyung lah'sful report at the end of the hour. >>> more now on libya and the westward march by forces. they are headed to gadhafi's hometown of sirte. our cnn's reza sayah joins us. what is the next step? what does this progress actually tell us. >> reporter:? they made remarkable progress. they made 200 miles gained in the past 72 hou
over his actions of libya. if a nuclear power plant in japan continues to deteriorate as another quake hits. if radiation found in rain water on the east coast. britney spears fans lined up to see the pop star perform. we show you what design and flavors will adorn the cake for the royal wedding. [ coach ] in albuquerque, citi pre-approved my mortgage. [ whistle blows ] all right, layups, guys. let's go. in sioux falls, i locked in a rate. coach, you get that house yet? working on it. [ coach ] the appraisal? ...springfield. wherever i was, my citi mortgage consultant had me covered. [ crowd cheering ] and 500 miles from home... [ cheering, cellphone beeps ] ...we finally had a new home. [ male announcer ] from pre-approval to closing, citi is with you every step of the way. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>craig: it's now the weeks since the u.s. began firing missiles over libya to enforce united nations approved a no-fly zone. the mission has not been without criticism from republicans. >>reporter: an unusual sight in unusual times. a live in man and the just liberate
to japan, the nuclear facility has been leaking tons of radioactive water, plutonium has been found in the soil, contamination continued to spread in the ocean but tonight in our state we're focused on the first sign of radioactivity here. state leaders said there were small trace amounts but doesn't pose a health risk to us. jeff hager sought out an answer to that question today. jeff? >> reporter: high atop baltimore's federal hill, 6,800 miles from japan radioactive material may already be present. >> i would be worried in california, not too worried here. >> after three mile island at age 7, that was scarier. >> reporter: maryland hill's secretary dr. joshua sharpteen said marylanders had little to worry about even though radioactivity from tokyo's nuclear facilities is already here. >> we did detect very small amounts of radioactive materials in the air. very, very small amounts. in the rainwater. which is not unexpected. other states have seen it as well. >> reporter: the state has turned up no further evidence of the fallout. any radioactivity found here came through the atmo
lemon. there's a lot of news in libya but first the latest from japan. another earthquake has struck, this one a magnitude 6.5 very near the epicenter of the march 11th quake that triggered the tsunami. this latest jolt is not welcome news for the crippled power plant in fukushima. radiation levels at the plant have been off the chart at times. fortunately some of the most alarming readings turned out to be false. four of the six nuclear reactors are in bad shape and it's been touch and go for the last two weeks as workers try to contain the damage. let's go to paula hancocks in tokyo. paula is there and will join us in just a little bit to update us on the situation. let's move on now and talk about that astonishing new video of the march 11th quake and tsunami in japan as it unfolds. we want to take a look. [ siren ]. >> this is a fishing port in northern japan with about 75,000 people about 100 miles up the coast from fukushima. this video, which can be found on lasts for several minutes. and at no time does the water recede during the video. it just keeps coming stronger
, beginning at 7:30. >>> and now to the disaster in japan, where contamination levels at a damaged nuclear power plant have now reached new highs. the amount of radiation in the water that's been flooding the fukushima plant spiked today to levels 100,000 times higher than normal. higher levels of radiation were also found in the soil and the sea water along the japanese coast. the contamination is believed to be the result of a partial meltdown in the core of the complex following the march 11th earthquake and tsunami. another strong 6.5 aftershock rattled that country this morning, adding to the sense of unease for people there. and some students from fukushima are here in our area, visiting an elementary school in did yourwood, maryland. jane watrel is in our newsroom with that story. jane? >> wendy, the family has relatives in montgomery county, and since schools in their hometown are being used as disaster centers, they came to the area ahead of spring break, wanting to share their story with localel school children. >> my name is damaki. i'm 12 years old. >> reporter: a lesson in the
. renewed concerns for radiation from japan to the east coast of the united states. small amounts are detected here in maryland. >>> good morning, once again, everyone. area health officials have been preparing for radiation to arrive. and it has. >> reporter: radiation levels continue to top the charts at one of the crippled nuclear facilities in japan. the plume of radioactivity continues to make its way towards the united states becoming more and more diluted along the way. >> it's less than a regular plane flight. if you go to the clinic and get an x-ray, that's a highier amount there. >> reporter: small amounts are detected in rain water. that's still below the levels that could cause health problems. in maryland, there are no detections in rain water. still, none are at harmful levels. >> there's no reason to be afraid now. the harmful levels aren't hitting in our direction. >> reporter: in recent days, two more teams were sent to japan. until electricity is restored, it's impossible to stop the radiation from leaking out. >> reporter: again, the health officials say there'
to watch the ongoing nuclear crisis in japan. workers at the fukushima plant are struggling to remove contaminated water. readings are showing up in soil around the plant and sea water. >>> some radiation in the plant has made its way to the united states. and scientists report there are traces of radiation in maryland. >> reporter: you can call it minute levels of radiation. >> reporter: it was 32 years ago when three year island in pennsylvania suffered a nuclear power melt down. they are expressing concerns over the trouble in japan's fukushima plant where leaking radiation has now traveled through the atmosphere all the way to maryland. in fact, friday routine radioactive testing detected small amounts of radiation. >> we're talking about exceedingly small amounts of radiation nothing to cause concern. >> reporter: a rain testing found iodine 131. the epa says those rainwater radiation levels are about 25 times below the level that would be of concern. even for the most vulnerable, infants and pregnant women. >> we were not able, even with the most sensitive equipment to detect an
indicate the level of radiation near a damaged power plant in japan. is getting worse. >>> and yemen's president recalls calls to step down in spite of his own promises to quit. more on in the latest turmoil if the middle east. >>> be prepared to pay more when you go shopping if the bay area. sales taxes will go up on friday in several communities. the tax hike may trigger some short-term sales for bay area businesses. >> reporter: every dollar counters when you're buying big ticket items, and so when you talk about a sales tax increase, some consumers may be persuaded to hurry up and buy before it goes into place. >> some will rationalize buying things now to save that 1% and so i think there will be some sneaking in purchases, and it wouldn't be a bad idea to be aware of that. p.m. >> reporter: the hike will go into effect on april 1st in several bay area cities. that means sales tax rates at 10% or higher. a consumer psychologist says that there will be a long-term effect on spending. >> you know, that 10% mark is really a threshold for consumers, and once it tops 10%, i think i
inside the plant and then then they can restart the cooling system. >>> the disaster in japan is already having ai big impact on the global economy. coming up in the next hour, we'll take a closer look at how financial markets are poised to respond to and recover from the crisis. >>> meanwhile airborne radio active materials were first detected on the west coast of the united states and now a more dilute amount has been found in maryland. the state said it will pay special attention to food, water, milk and the air. maryland secretary of health said the trace amounts were routinely picked up by air monitoring sensors but adds it is not enough to pose a health risk. >> much, much less than an x- ray. in california, a few days ago, they reported that the amount was less than one-tenth of what you would get from flying from chicago to los angeles. and what we found in maryland was a lot less than what they saw in california. >> the feds also found some slightly elevated levels of radio active iodine in rain water in both massachusetts and pennsylvania. but again, they say it is not enough t
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